Today Nerd Nest Creative Team member Lisa is here to share her take on this month’s Nerd Nest Challenge Memorialize.

Memorial Album with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 1

My father passed away suddenly last October and as a memory keeper I knew I wanted to make something to hold my memories of him. I had every intention to start straight away, but as it turned out I needed a little more time to actually get started. What I did last year was commit to an album size, which is a 4×6″ album.

During this past year I have collected photos and other bits and pieces I knew I wanted to save. I choose the 4×6″ album so that I could use several different sizes of page protectors.

Memorial Album with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 2

Now, a year later, I have started to put the photos in the pockets and added a few patterned papers and tags.

My dad was a refugee from Hungary in 1968 and when we went through his things we found both documents from the camp he was at before coming to Sweden and the paper with his citizenship announcement. You can imagine how precious this find was for me! I have both in this album. But also photos, polaroids and screen shots. I don´t want to claim all the original photos since I have two sisters that might want to have them too. So for those photos, I have simply taken a photo of the photo and then printed that.

Memorial Album with Lisa | Nerd Nest Challenge 3

I am glad that I have started, but I am giving myself all the time I need to complete this project. I guess I will use this project as a sort of therapy. In this album I want mostly photos, but I will also write stories and other journaling with things that I want to remember about my dad.


Thanks so much Lisa!

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Lisa is a keeper of memories since 1999. She likes to take photos every day and usually post them to Instagram on a daily bases. She is on her 6th consecutive year of documenting her and her family´s life via weekly Project Life spreads.